In this episode, three women share their experiences with supporting and being supported by other women and what that support has meant for their careers and themselves personally. In a lively conversation, we discuss ways that allies can and should provide support, as well. Sara Sullivan, Becky Keogh, and Beth Warner talk about dealing with slights, lifting others up, the changing AACRAO leadership demographics, and dealing with that little inside voice.
Women can and should support women because women are not always great at supporting themselves. It’s important to acknowledge the women who were on the path ahead of you who opened doors, and recognize that there are women on the journey behind you for whom you are blazing a trail.
Allies can support women in a variety of tangible ways: mentorship, opening doors to opportunities, giving credit appropriately, giving clear, actionable feedback are just a few.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself, to bring all parts of you to bear in your work. Don't worry about whether someone thinks you’re taking up “too much space” or “being emotional.”
Sarah Reed, Registrar
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Doug McKenna, University Registrar
George Mason University
University of Iowa
Senior Associate Registrar
Michigan State University
University of Wisconsin - Madison